[TUHS] Conceivably OT: 80s and 90s era CAD software: CADroid

Don Hopkins don at DonHopkins.com
Sun Oct 22 03:11:01 AEST 2017


I have an old copy of CADroid for the Sun-3 from 1987 sitting around, which runs on SunView. (It’s the original version before I worked with Mitch Bradley integrating it with CForth to replace its old icky extension language. Unfortunately I didn’t keep a copy of the source code and our CForth mods.) 

http://www.donhopkins.com/home/cadroid.tgz <http://www.donhopkins.com/home/cadroid.tgz>

Sun licensed it from Lucasfilm, and used it to design various circuit board. That tar file includes a 4 meg board schematic (but not the rest of Sun’s schematics library, alas ;). 

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/net.lsi/I8aoKvm78-o <https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/net.lsi/I8aoKvm78-o>

https://books.google.nl/books?id=aDCH6OPGmh8C&pg=PA32&lpg=PA32&dq=%22cadroid%22+lucas+schematic&source=bl&ots=oa78HI0TWr&sig=l-o1d91YP70bZWH57yLaHluR3jw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi2t-jXkILXAhWEORoKHXAyDXUQ6AEIOzAG#v=onepage&q=%22cadroid%22%20lucas%20schematic&f=false <https://books.google.nl/books?id=aDCH6OPGmh8C&pg=PA32&lpg=PA32&dq=%22cadroid%22+lucas+schematic&source=bl&ots=oa78HI0TWr&sig=l-o1d91YP70bZWH57yLaHluR3jw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi2t-jXkILXAhWEORoKHXAyDXUQ6AEIOzAG#v=onepage&q="cadroid" lucas schematic&f=false>

https://www.computer.org/csdl/mags/cg/1984/05/04055788.pdf <https://www.computer.org/csdl/mags/cg/1984/05/04055788.pdf>

-Don


> On 21 Oct 2017, at 11:11, Wesley Parish <wobblygong at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> I'm wondering, with 80s and 90s era Unix being discussed, if there are
> any copies of the 80s and 90s era CAD software extant in some form or
> other? (Preferably free to good archive?)
> 
> IIRC it was a major driver of graphics capabilities in Unix
> workstations around that time.
> 
> Wesley Parish

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